Brookings Health System named Number One Rural Community Hospital in the U.S.

Brookings Health System has been named the Number One Rural Community Hospital in the United States by the National Rural Health Association.

The health system ranked number one among peer rural and community hospitals across the nation on the winter 2023 Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, the tool used to recognize the Top 20.

President and CEO Jason Merkley says, “Despite the challenges faced by the healthcare industry as a whole this past year, our team has continued delivering high-quality care with positive outcomes for patients.”

This is the sixth time since the award was established in 2016 that the NRHA has named Brookings Health to the Top 20 list. The health system will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 18 in San Diego, California.


March 6, 2023